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Chimp on a Blimp - Whimsical Ceramic Animal Sculpture Built on Antique Toy

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If you're looking for unique, one-of-a-kind work of art that is sure to start many happy conversations, look no further.

In this sculpture a charming chimp sits atop a toy blimp, planning his daily monkey business. The chimp on a blimp design was originally created for my "Seussian Series"-- ceramic animals built on antique toys that rhyme. Play along with a guessing game here: https://www.facebook.com/RudkinStudio/videos

I created the chimp from different colored clay bodies, fired to cone 5, and built to fit atop a wonderful antique toy blimp. The chimp has beautifully detailed features including soulful eyes, expressive limbs, and a mischievous expression. The Sky Ranger blimp is itself a sought-after toy from the 1940s with bright litho graphics.

The sculpture measures about 9 inches long and 7.5 inches high.

I prefer to ship the sculpture via FedEx fragile-pack and ship for added security. Convo if you prefer a different method.


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Whymsicle cow sculpture! Well packed and well done! This makes me smile! A very talented Etsy artist! A++++++ Thank you! Alice
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5 out of 5 stars
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I can’t seem to get enough of these little dishes. I tuck them into odd little spots and they are always noticed and always complimented. Thank you, Jennifer!
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5 out of 5 stars
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Jennifer makes such amazingly fun little creatures. Always just as pictured and sent speedily!
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Reviewed by Tania Culotta
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 13, 2018
I have ordered several custom pet memorials from Jennifer and they have all been absolutely amazing!! she pays so much attention to detail and will do exactly what you want. I plan to commission her to make another memorial for my precious cat.
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If you are not pleased with your purchase, contact me within two days of receiving your sculpture and I will do my best to make this situation right.

Shipping policies

I try to ship within two business days of payment. Each item is packaged with care and most are shipped through USPS with insurance and delivery confirmation (except for very small boxes). Larger and more expensive items may be shipped through FedEx with their fragile pack and insurance for added security. If you would like a particular shipping method, please convo.

I am happy to ship internationally. First class international is most economical for smaller items but n tracking or insurance is possible, and packages may take several weeks to arrive. If you would prefer another international shipping option, please let me know.

Buyers outside the US may have to pay fees and taxes associated with imports as required by their country. It is the buyer's responsibility to know and pay these charges.

Additional policies

Please convo for any special requests: gift messages, shipping to multiple addresses, etc.

Requests for custom sculptures are welcome!

Only about 50% of my sculptures appear on online. Convo me if you're looking for something in particular-- I just might have it.

See more sculptures at http://rudkinstudio.com/

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See examples of custom pet sculptures at: http://www.pinterest.com/rudkinstudio/pet-sculptures-by-rudkin-studio/

Chimp on a Blimp - Whimsical Ceramic Animal Sculpture Built on Antique Toy

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